Countess gets first DRX-1

Carestream Health account manager Jonathan Atkinson with radiology services manager Linda Williams and radiographers from Countess of Chester Hospital.


The first UK installation of a Carestream DRX-1, promoted as the industry’s first wireless, cassette-size detector, has gone into service at the Countess of Chester Hospital in Cheshire.


The 580-bed hospital caters for more than 400,000 patients a year and its radiology department has a minimum of two staff available at all times.


The department was already using a Carestream DR9500 and a DR7500, leaving only one non-digital examination room.  It has now gained a DR-enabled room that combines low dosage radiation, wireless operation and higher quality images.


Senior radiographer Delyth Hughes exclaimed: “It’s brilliant.  If we could have this set-up in every room it would be wonderful.”


See the full report on page 3 of the January 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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